A bill that would fund the massive Dakota Access pipeline project passed the House Tuesday night, despite criticism that it was a vote-buying ploy and that the House did not do enough to stop the funding.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt, a Republican, voted in favor of the measure, which was sent to his colleagues for debate.
The bill would fund a $5.7 billion project to expand the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would carry more than 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
The measure passed the Senate on Thursday and is now expected to be signed by President Donald Trump.
The legislation is expected to cost $3.1 billion, according to the Associated Press.
The project would be the first of its kind in the United States.
It would create 1.1 million construction jobs, according the Environmental Protection Agency.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas Republican and the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.
The pipeline would be built along a portion of the Missouri River, which empties into Lake Oahe in the Dakotas state, about 35 miles north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The tribe has said the project threatens its water supply and would contaminate its drinking water.